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SAFE KIDS join ministry in bike helmet campaign

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Two local organizations are working together to keep kids safe. Lincoln County SAFE KIDS Coalition has teamed up with Christian Ministry of Lincoln County to provide bicycle helmets to children this Christmas, according to Lincoln County Fire Marshal Mike Futrell. This is the second year that SAFE KIDS has assisted…

WLHS band has successful season

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Under the leadership of band director Jack Horner and assistant director David Parsons, the West Lincoln High School “Marching Rebel Band” received many awards during this year’s competitive season. Entitled “The Water Show,” the band’s 2004 field show featured such tunes as “Anchors Aweigh,” “Sailing,” “Row, Row, Row Your Boat,”…

Auction Helps Diabetes Association

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Jennifer Painter, area associate for the American Diabetes Association, looks at an autographed picture of NFL Quarterback Dan Marino held by Jack Funk, who chaired the recent Business Expo in Lincolnton where the picture and other sports memorabilia items were auctioned off to benefit the association and may be expanded…

Former minister files for appeal

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A former Lincoln County minister sentenced to 36 years in prison on Oct. 27 for sexually abusing three of his daughters has appealed the ruling. Ted Hendrix, 67, was a pastor at Webbs Chapel United Methodist Church in Denver. He resigned in August 2003 after the accusations surfaced. Detective Dawn…

Shining Smile

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Anniversary Celebration

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Past and present employees of Lincoln Medical Center gathered Wednesday afternoon for the hospital’s 35th anniversary. Scrapbooks and archives were displayed, and a video played, showing growth of the hospital over the years. (Above) Dr. John Gamble talked with Carolyn Smith, RN, while (right) Lydia Clark with support services handed…

Tax officials say property value listed correctly

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County tax officials said proper procedure was followed when a home that sold for nearly $170,000 was valued at $46,281. Resident Terry Peeler ran an advertisement in the Monday edition of the Lincoln Times-News questioning the valuation of a home owned by Bryan and Teresa Huitt. The information in the…

5K Run/Walk planned

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The second Annual Abernethy Automotive December Dash 5K Run/Walk to benefit Hospice of Lincoln County will be held Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004. Walkers and runners interested in participating can download an application at Abernethy’s Web site: www.abernethyadvantage.com Applications are also available at City of Lincolnton offices, Data Imaging & Associatins,…

Is this it? — No says grill, IT`S still standing strong

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Rumors that It’s Drive-In Grill is shutting down are false. “I have heard that we have been sold to Pizza Hut and Cracker Barrel,” said owner, Steve Gibson. “We haven’t sold it.” In fact, Gibson said that they are not thinking about shutting down anytime soon. With many of the…

Country stores offer down home gifts for the holidays

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West Lincoln holds hidden treasures for holiday shoppers hoping to give unique gifts with a homegrown feel. Stores offer pillows stitched with the American flag, birdhouses with painted on sunflowers and a plethora of John Deere merchandise. At Knob Creek Orchard Fresh Farm Market, John Deere products are their biggest…